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NRM closures - worth visiting?

Discussion in 'National Railway Museum' started by Bikermike, Aug 12, 2023.

  1. Bikermike

    Bikermike Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of going up next weekend with the small person.
    The NRM website says Station Hall and South Yard are closed.

    How much time do you think is worth allowing the remainder?
     
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    As long as it's not too busy he'll enjoy the new Wonderlab, we all did last week. The rest of it, an hour or so? It's very truncated at the moment.
     
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    Hello!
    Hmmm, oh well, we've booked the train tickets now anyway. Luckily there's plenty of other stuff to do in York.

    Ta
     
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    Well, we went. It is very cut-back at the moment. Basically just the main hall and a jumble-sale of stuff in the North Shed. We spent a morning there, including well over an hour in wonderlab and the VR thing. Small person loved that, but we can do that in London.

    VR flying scotsman thing was mixed. The flying tour through a steam engine was rather clever, but the rest was stilted dialogue and sub-video-game levels of realism.

    Not worth travelling to as such, but a decent half-day day out for a family, and the rest of York is pretty good as ever.
     
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    guycarr360 Part of the furniture

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    Was doing a survey in Shildon yesterday, so decided to go and have a look at the Q7, which my grandad undoubtably drove in his railway career.

    Only to find Monday to Wednesday closed......

    Then the unfortunate bit, a nice guy had driven over from France, to have a look, and could not, maybe he should have checked opening times, but still, you would expect it open.
     

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